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Stockdale High's varsity runner Blake Haney keeps a steady pace and leads the SWYL race Oct. 16.

Stockdale senior Blake Haney has mere months left in his illustrious high school career, and it appears he's going to make the most of them.

Haney, running in his first statewide meet of the season, won the 800 meters in a personal-record 1:53.78 and the 3,200 meters in 9:03.60 at the Azusa Meet of Champions on Saturday night.

Haney, a state champion in the 1,600 and 3,200 a year ago, was still recovering from an illness, Stockdale coach Dave Lonsinger said. Still, the 800 time leads the state this young season, and the 3,200 time is second in California.

West's Garcia to CSUB

Marshall Garcia, a West High senior and one of the area's top playmakers in boys soccer, signed a letter of intent Tuesday to play for Cal State Bakersfield.

Garcia collected 10 goals and 21 assists in three years as a starter, and he served as captain this year for the Vikings, who went 15-4-3 and reached the Central Section quarterfinals in the only team sport in which they compete in Division I.

Coyote Club fundraiser

The 20th annual Coyote Club/Stephen Neal Golf Tournament takes place May 3 at Rio Bravo Country Club.

The tournament will use a three-person scramble format, with winners decided by handicap or average score. There are cash prizes.

There is an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $90 and includes golf, use of a cart, tee prize, lunch and drinks.

All proceeds benefit the Coyote Club, a local wrestling organization. For more information, contact Joe Smart at (661) 703-4313 or Mike Stricker at (661) 589-3311.

West alumni tourney

The West High Alumni Fundraiser Golf Tournament is April 26 at The Links at RiverLakes Ranch.

The tournament uses a four-person scramble format. Cost is $80 and includes golf, range balls, snacks and drinks. A chicken or tri-tip dinner for an additional $30 is available.

The shotgun start is at 1 p.m. There is a West alumni social hour at 6 p.m. April 25 at The Firehouse. For more information, contact Derrick Dunham at (661) 204-4763 or Brandon Parks at (661) 747-1137.

Centennial seeks wrestling coach

Centennial is looking for a varsity wrestling coach for next school year and also has open teaching positions in math and Earth science.

Those interested should contact Mike Hicks at

Local to announce at Stanford Invitational

The familiar voice of Carl Bryan, a longtime announcer for local track and field meets and Bakersfield College events, will announce the high school portion of the prestigious Stanford Invitational on April 4-5.